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Hundreds of people gather in an emergency shelter at the Miami-Dade County Fair Expo Center in Miami, Florida, September 8th, 2017, ahead of Hurricane Irma. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Florida has braced for one of the most violent storms on record, as Hurricane Irma barrelled through the Caribbean and Cuba on Friday, leaving a trail(...)

Pope Francis is welcomed by the president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, and first lady Maria Clemencia de Santos, on his arrival in Bogotá, Colombia on Wednesday. Photograph: Alessandro Di Meo/EPA

The memory of the land mine that tore off the leg of Helena González’s nephew years ago is still fresh. González (25), has spent much of her life fear(...)

US president Donald Trump holds the state flag of Texas outside of the Annaville Fire House after attending a briefing on Tropical Storm Harvey in Corpus Christi, Texas. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump made a brief visit to Texas on Tuesday as the city of Houston and its environs were left devastated by the impact of Tropica(...)

US president Donald Trump is flanked by (left to right) senior membes of his administration  Gary Cohn,  Steven Mnuchin,   Elaine Chao and  Mick Mulvaney as he gives an impromptu press conference at Trump Tower on August 15th in the wake  of the clashes in Charlottesville between white supremacists and opponents, in which a young woman was killed.  Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Gary Cohn, the top White House economic official, said the Trump administration “must do better” in condemning neo-Nazis and white supremacists follow(...)

John Kelly, the White House chief of staff: he  has made clear that one thing he will not seek to directly control is the behaviour of the president. Photograph:  Tom Brenner/The New York Times

For months, the White House under President Donald Trump operated with few real rules, and those were barely enforced. People wandered into the Oval O(...)

Christopher Cantwell, in the Vice News documentary about the riots in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photograph: Vice News screengrab

A white nationalist whose behaviour at violent gatherings this month in Charlottesville, Virginia, brought him notoriety after he was featured in a wi(...)

Minister Michael Ring with Aisling Maguire (11) from Ardee, Co Louth, with her dogs Millie  and Fudge, and Coleen O’Neill (14) from Newtownbutler, Co Fermanagh, with her dog Missy at the   show. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

There was still a “long way to go” to fully deliver on Government commitments to improve the lives of people living and working in rural Ireland, but (...)

US president Donald Trump looks to his VIP section during his speech in Phoenix, Arizona. Photograph: Roy Dabner/EPA

A UN committee charged with tackling racism has issued an “early warning” over conditions in the US and urged the Trump administration to “unequivocal(...)

Far-right activists in Charlottesville, Virginia. ‘Dark web’ project Tor argues the free-speech rights that protect neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer protect the good too. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

The neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer finally crossed a line following the killing of a civil rights activist at a white supremacist rally it helped orga(...)

The statue in Emancipation Park, Charlottesville, of the Confederate general Robert E Lee – not to be confused with the sports broadcaster Robert Lee. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The US sports station ESPN has removed a commentator from its broadcast of the University of Virginia’s first football game next month because he has (...)

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